Archive for the "Health" Category

  • 14 Jan2019

    My Health Record: Important Information for Healthcare Providers

    Written by: Chandrika Darroch Introduction My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information. A My Health Record will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019. An individual may cancel their My Health Record at...
  • 18 Dec2017

    Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Final Report[1] last Friday marking the end to the 5 year inquiry first instigated by ex-Prime Minister Julia Gillard in November 2012. The scope of the Commission’s inquiry...
  • 9 Aug2017

    Review of mandatory reporting laws for treating healthcare professionals

    Written by: Daniel Davison, Principal On Friday 4 August 2017, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council meeting of Australia’s health ministers unanimously agreed to review mandatory reporting legislation applicable to treating healthcare practitioners in Australia. The meeting communique stated that Health Ministers agreed...
  • 8 Mar2017

    Another reminder to exercise caution when using social media – midwife dismissed for FaceBook messages

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal While the media is dubbing the case as an example of an employee being dismissed for a FaceBook message – the crux of the decision was based upon a health practitioner’s disclosure of confidential information. While social media makes the...
  • 8 Mar2017

    Real time prescription monitoring – what does it mean for health professionals?

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Since at least 2012 there has been an increasing push by Coroners and peak industry bodies in Australia for the implementation of a national real-time prescription monitoring system that alerts doctors and pharmacists to people who are misusing prescription drugs....

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